Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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13110 records found.